Battle of Tara (1150)

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Battle of Tara
Part of Byzantine-Serbian Wars
Date 1150
Location Tara (river)
Result Byzantine victory
Belligerents
Grand Principality of Serbia  Byzantine Empire
Commanders and leaders
Grdeša and Vučina

In 1150, Serbian Grand Prince Uroš II, a Hungarian ally, summoned an army led by Grdeša, the župan (count) of Travunia, and Vučina, against the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantines won the battle, capturing both Grdeša and Vučina.[1] Uroš II was removed from the throne, and replaced by his brother Desa, who had up until then served as the Prince of Zahumlje.[citation needed] It is assumed that the prisoners were taken to Sredets (modern Sofia), but were released by 1151,[2] when a "Grd" is mentioned as a witness of Desa's charter to the Monastery of St. Mary on Mljet.[3][verification needed]

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  1. ^ Joannes Cinnamus. Deeds of John and Manuel Comnenus. Columbia University Press. pp. 87–. ISBN 978-0-231-52155-0. 
  2. ^ Vizantološki institut SANU, „Vizantijski izvori za istoriju naroda Jugoslavije IV“ (fototipsko izdanje originala iz 1971), Beograd, 2007. ISBN 978-86-83883-10-3 (Serbian)
  3. ^ Milorad Medini (1935). Starine Dubrovačke. Štamparija "Jadran". p. 71. 1151 i u tom interesantna: potpisani su kao svjedoci prvo ljudi Desini župan Grdeša. Tješimir, satnik Rasteša i župan Gruibeša, zatim neki Charilus i Sranlanitus,. pa knez Petar sa sinom Gojislavom, Silvester Avelinus Ste- paca i notar Matej.109 Charilus i Sranlanitus valjada su norman- ski posrednici u ovom ugovoru kojim je ... 

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